Reach for the stars - China develops its military space tech


Date:2013-10-26 Source:janes By:globalmil Viewed:

This recently upgraded telemetry and tracking facility at China's Jiuquan Space Center was likely involved with the midcourse missile interception test on 11 January 2010. (DigitalGlobe)这是最近升级遥感勘测和跟踪能力的中国酒泉航天中心,可能与2010年1月11日中段导弹拦截测试密切相关。(DigitalGlobe)

12 February 2010     By Richard D Fisher Jr

At the beginning of 2010, China once again demonstrated its space-based ambitions. On 11 January, China's state-run Xinhua news agency announced that it had successfully tested a "ground-based, midcourse missile interception technology". The test was confirmed by the Pentagon, which detected "two geographically separated missile launch events with an exo-atmospheric collision".

China was quick to state that the test was "defensive in nature and is not targeted at any country". However, coming three years after the successful January 2007 test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) weapon, the January launch was another example that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) is looking to challenge the United States in space.

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2010年2月12日        作者:Richard D Fisher Jr


中国政府迅速称这次测试是“防御性质而且不针对任何的国家”。然而,在2007年1月成功测试一种反卫星(ASAT)武器后经过三年,一月的发射是又一个例子解放军 (PLA) 正在面对在空间领域挑战美国。

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